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Ὑάδες, ων, αἱ (sg. in collect. sense, Ptol.Tetr.94
- Athe Hyades, a group of stars in the head of the Bull, Il.18.486; their morning setting (in November) was a rainy season, Hes.Op.615; hence commonly derived fr. ὕω, Lat. Pluviae, Verg.A.1.744, 3.516, Ov.Fast.5.166, v. Ὕης II; but in Lat. usu. called suculae, piglings, as if fr. ὗς, ὑός, Tiro ap.Gell.13.9.4; ῠ is short in Ep., though ῡ in E.Ion 1156, El.468 (lyr.).
- II five Nymphs named by Hes.Fr. 180; later of the Nymphs who reared Dionysus, Pherecyd.90 J.; τὰς βάκχας Ὑάδας ἔλεγον Hsch. s.v. ἔναστρος.
Ὑάδες (ὕω): the Hyades, seven stars in the head of the Bull, whose rising marks the beginning of the rainy season, Il. 18.486†.